Tangles Events is provided and operated by Tintabee Ltd ('Tintabee') which builds technologies and services that enable people to safely connect with each other within defined communities. These Terms govern your use of the Tangles Events apps, web site and the other products, features, apps, services, technologies and software that we offer. These Products are provided to you by Tintabee Limited which is a UK company registed in England.
Our mission is to allow individuals to interact and communicate within a safe environment, sure that the individuals that they are interacting with are who they say they are. Our mission is centred on the aim to make communication between young people and entrusted individuals safe, transparent and secure. To help advance this mission, we provide the products and services described below to you:
We help you find and connect with people, communities and others that matter to you across the Tangles Events Products that you use. We may use the data that we have to make suggestions for you and others – for example, communities to join, events to participate in.
Tangles Events employs a number of technologies and practices which enable the platform to validate your identity and the identity of others that you interact with. The platform makes use of personal data which you and communities provide about you in order to determine that you are who you say you are and that you are permitted to interact with other members of any given community.
People will only join a Tangles Events community if they feel safe. We develop technologies to detect and prevent misuse of our Products, harmful conduct towards others and situations where we may be able to help support or protect our community. Examples include removing content, controlling or blocking access, disabling an account.
We engage in research to develop, test and improve our Products. This includes analysing the data we have about our users and understanding how people use our Products, for example by conducting surveys, monitoring usage patterns and testing and troubleshooting new features.
To operate our service, we need to store and distribute content and data in data centres which may be outside your country of residence. This infrastructure may be operated or controlled by Tintabee Ltd or its technology providers.
Use of the mobile applications on Android and IOS is free of charge. Creating small-scale communities is also provided free of charge, subject to fair usage. The cost of the platform is funded by charges to communities who use the platform and who manage larger scale events. The price structure for this is described on our Licensing page.
We don't sell your personal data to third parties, and we don't share information that directly identifies you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) unless you give us specific permission.
We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we require you to make the following commitments:
When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For this reason, you must:
We try to make Tangles Events broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use Tangles Events if:
We want people to use Tangles Events to express themselves and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our communities. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so):
We can remove, redact, or block content that is in breach of these provisions. If we remove content that you have shared for breach of our Standards, you can request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly breach these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harms our community of users; compromise or interferes with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
You agree to:
We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:
Permission to use content that you create and share
Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws. You own the intellectual property rights in any such content that you create and share using Tangles Events. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.
To provide our services, however, we need you to give us some legal permissions (a licence) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products and services as described above. Specifically, when you share, post or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free and worldwide licence to host, use, distribute, modify, copy, publicly perform or display, translate your content. This means, for example, that if you share a photo via Tangles Events, you give us permission to store, copy and share it with others such as service providers that support our service. This licence will end when your content is deleted from our systems. You can delete some content individually. You can delete all content by deleting your account. When you delete content, it's no longer visible to other users; however, it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems, in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained. In each of the above cases, this licence will continue until the content has been fully deleted.
Permission to share your name, profile picture and location with individuals and communities that you interact with
You give us permission to use your name and profile picture to identify you in chat discussions, where we display your membership of any kind of Tangles Events community or group and when we show your location if you or an community that you interact with uses our location and mapping services.
You give us permission to use your location when you have enabled this in the Tangles Events Products that you use or when you interact with a Tangles Events Community that uses our location based services.
Permission to update software that you use or download
If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install updates to the software where available.
Permission for communities to use personal information that you share with them
You control whether to share personal information with communities that you interact with, including but not limited to your name, age, profile images, contact details and your location. By agreeing via the web site or the mobile app to share this information you are granting those communities the right to use and process it under the terms of the GDPR (https://www.gov.uk/data-protection) and other data protection legislation in your country for the purposes of managing the community an events.
If you are a community administrator, Tangles Events allows you to store personal information about your community members, including but not limited to name, age, profile images, contact details, location, event participation and other event related data. It is your responsibility as a community administrator to ensure that you have the consent to do so under the terms of the GDPR to store personal information that you upload and that you only use the information to manage your community and events. By using the system you agree that Tintabee Ltd is a Data Processor on behalf of your community under the terms of the GDPR and other data protection legislation in your country.
If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products, we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can only use our copyrights or trademarks with our prior written permission. You must obtain our written permission (or permission under an open source licence) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.
The Tangles Events WordPress plugin and Tangles Events public directory listings allow you to provide some information about your events to the general public. If you are a community administrator, you are responsible for ensuring that doing so does not release personal information unless you have permission to do so. You are responsible for ensuring that the safety of any of your participants is not compromised by sharing information such as the event location, timing of nature of the event.
If you are a Community administrator, you are responsible for ensuring that you have the correct permissions from your members to copy and store personal information from any third party system that you link to Tangles Events under the terms of the GDPR and other data protection legislation in your country.
We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. We will only make changes if the provisions are no longer appropriate or if they are incomplete, and only if the changes are reasonable and take due account of your interests. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products.
We want our platform to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas. If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies, we may suspend or permanently disable access to your account. We may also suspend or disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights or where we are required to do so for legal reasons. Where we take such action, we will let you know and explain any options you have to request a review, unless doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
Tangles Events is provided as is. To the extend permissible by law, Tintabee makes no warranty regarding the platform's fitness for any specific purpose and is not liable for any losses that you or your community members incur as a result of the platform failing to operate in any way, regardless of the cause. Any financial remedy is limited to any license fee that you have paid us for any currently active license.
Nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude or limit our liability for death, personal injury or fraudulent misrepresentation caused by our negligence, or to affect your statutory rights. We will exercise professional diligence in providing our Products and services to you and in keeping a safe, secure and error-free environment. Provided that we have acted with professional diligence, we do not accept responsibility for losses not caused by our breach of these Terms or otherwise by our acts; losses that are not reasonably foreseeable by you and us at the time of entering into these Terms; and events beyond our reasonable control.
We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it's useful to know upfront where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.
This Agreement and any non-contractual obligations arising out of it will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Date of last revision: March 2022